Why Not Start A Successful Custom T-Shirt Business?

start a custom t-shirt business company with cool graphic designWould you like to start a successful Custom T-Shirt Business? Would you like to use your flair for hip and cool custom t-shirts and convert this creativity into a fledgling business? Would you like to design custom graphics, print them onto high quality t-shirts and deliver them to tens, hundreds, thousands, millions of happy customers? Me too!

I have always been interested in new, cool, eye-catching and trendy custom t-shirt graphics and slogans. I am also an avid wearer of custom t-shirts.

My story so far is this. I started this small custom t-shirt venture in August 2007 as a niche marketing experiment for the Thirty Day Challenge. My blog was set up free of charge thanks to blogger.com and I started to post blog articles on the subject of custom t-shirts. Once my blog was established on blogger, I signed up for a Spreadshirt affiliate program which resulted in my custom t-shirt blog being delisted by Google. However, I kept on posting and soon it was back in the rankings again.

I added other affiliate links and for my own designs opened an online custom t-shirt shop on Spreadshirt. A very useful link in my custom t-shirt blog is this one to an eBook called "How To Start A T-Shirt Company". I have another post where I provide details on this product.

Business has been as expected. The custom t-shirt business, although global in nature, is highly competitive with low barriers to entry. Therefore, you will need to keep at it and I believe that if you start you need to be in it for the long run ... like I am. I don't yet have my own domain name, that will come later, but I am making sales now even if it took about four months using this low cost start-up process.

Once you start, you need to ensure good quality products, a high level of customer service and be engaged in the creative design of custom t-shirt graphics. Then keep going. The blogging process is fun and creative in its own right and creating new custom graphics and text for your t-shirts is very rewarding ... even better when a customer buys one.

I promote and enjoy all things related to custom t-shirts and I am happy to post comments with links to other custom t-shirt sites (no SPAM) although I would like the linking to be reciprocated! If you have any questions, drop me a comment and feel free to subscribe to my RSS updates from this site.


JayOne said...

We also use Spreadshirt as a platform to sell our designs, works quite good for us.

Antoine said...

Hi Jim,

This is Antoine from the Wordans T-shirt Lab, a custom t-shirt printing company which helps emerging designers sell their designs online. We briefly exchanged comments about link exchanging thrugh our blogs. I'd love to have a post on your website about our company and what we do!

Based in Montreal Canada, the Wordans T-shirt Lab offers custom printing on American Apparel clothing (and other) from a great array of cool designs submitted by designers from around the world (from New Zealand to South Africa!).

It would be really cool if you would add a link to our website on your blog (maybe a news about our company?). I’d be glad to write a post about your site in return!

I can send you more pictures of designs and of our photo shoot if you’re interested too.

Thank you for your time, and good luck with your blog!

Antoine de Brabant
Affiliate Manager

3945 Saint-Denis Street
Montreal, Quebec, H2W 2M4